belchers

belch

[belch]
verb (used without object)
1.
to eject gas spasmodically and noisily from the stomach through the mouth; eruct.
2.
to emit contents violently, as a gun, geyser, or volcano.
3.
to issue spasmodically; gush forth: Fire and smoke belched from the dragon's mouth.
verb (used with object)
4.
to eject (gas or the like) spasmodically or violently; give forth: a chimney belching smoke.
noun
5.
an instance of belching; eructation.
6.
a violent emittance of flame, smoke, gas, etc.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English belchen, Old English bealcettan; cognate with Dutch balken, belken to bray; perhaps extended form akin to bell2, bellow

belcher, noun
outbelch, verb (used with object)
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belch (bɛltʃ)
 
vb
1.  (usually intr) to expel wind from the stomach noisily through the mouth; eructate
2.  to expel or be expelled forcefully from inside: smoke belching from factory chimneys
3.  to say (curses, insults, etc) violently or bitterly
 
n
4.  an act of belching; eructation
 
[Old English bialcan; related to Middle Low German belken to shout, Dutch balken to bray]

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belch
O.E. bealcan "bring up wind from the stomach," also "swell, heave," of echoic origin (cf. Du. balken "to bray, shout"). Extended to volcanoes, cannons, etc. 1570s. It is recorded in 1706 as a slang noun meaning "poor beer."
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belch (bělch)
v. belched, belch·ing, belch·es
To expel stomach gas noisily through the mouth; burp.

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